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Greater Manchester: New Deal — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 8th June 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 3:00 pm, 8th June 2015

The noble Lord is absolutely right on one measure: referenda were held for city mayors and in the main they were rejected. They were an entirely different proposition to what we have now, which involves real transfer of powers.